Laurie hosts Bereavement Companionship

Zoom Sessions with MERA School House, McDonald's Corners.


Register with Laurie for this closed group:

8 Week Bereavement Companionship Zoom Session 

Monday Evenings from 6 pm until 7:30 pm.  

January 24th until March 14th, 2022

(Limit 6 Participants)

Forest Bereavement Walks at Foley Mountain, Westport:

Walk, breath fresh air and support each other while we share our grief stories. 

 Bereavement Companion, Laurie Lynn Clark

As a Bereavement Companion and Circle Facilitator, Laurie is committed to hold a vulnerable and

safe circle space for the bereaved.  Each individual is an expert of their own particular grief journey. 

Laurie has recently been certified in Bereavement Facilitation with a focus on:


Basic Bereavement Training

Basic course for hospice bereavement volunteer visitors, this course teaches how to be a companion without being an expert. It is about being present to the person who is grieving and trusting their process. While it is easy to say, it is not always easy to be present to another person’s pain without feeling you need to fix it. This course is essential for anyone who wants to learn how to companion those who are grieving.

Companioning Complicated and Traumatic Grief

Complicated grief has long been mis-understood and mis-diagnosed. When we understand that our job is not to diagnose or prescribe, but rather to listen and be present, we begin to discover the many layers as they unfold. This course looks at what can trigger complicated and/or traumatic grief, what defines complicated/traumatic grief, how do we companion complicated/traumatic grief, and how to recognize the signs that you need to refer someone to a specialist, if that is what is needed.

Facilitator Training

For those interested in group facilitation this is a key course to learn listening skills, loop of awareness, managing group dynamics and personality types within a group. This course can be customized for those interested in learning how to lead bereavement support group  Instructor: Maria Kliavkoff, founding Executive Director of the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley (


For more information on the 'Companioning Approach' you may connect with my personal teacher/mentor:

Maria Kliavkoff  ( inspired by educator, author and grief counsellor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D of

Upcoming in 2022:
Grief Circle Sessions
at Plevna Grief Centre in the heart of North Frontenac

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